Central place


Built in 1876, on the site of the old Saint-Antoine cemetery, Place du Canada had not been renovated since 1923. Now, like Dorchester Square, it has been completely redeveloped as a great public space in the heart of downtown.

On this heritage site, works of art and commemorations from Canada under the British Empire have been restored. Walkways and grassed areas lined with wooden benches make it a pleasant and refined place to relax. The older trees have been rejuvenated and more than 90 new trees have been planted.

Directed by architect Claude Cormier, historians and landscape designers have worked together to return Place du Canada to its former glory—to promote its heritage value and renew it as a welcoming and inclusive place, one that will serve Montréalers as vibrant urban square.